Description: Description: Senior Resource Directory of Lake & Mendocino County

 

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CalFresh (previously Food Stamps)

 

CalFresh Program

Nutrition assistance program that helps low- income people buy nutritious food. Eligibility: Meet limited resources and limited income guidelines; higher resource and income limits afforded those age 60+ or younger disabled. Those receiving SSI are not eligible. Apply online at www.C4Yourself.com, or call/visit office for application.

 

Lake County

15975 Anderson Ranch Pkwy., PO Box 9000, Lower Lake

800-628-5288 or 995-4200

 

Mendocino County

764 S. Franklin, PO Box 1306, Fort Bragg

877-327-1677 or 962-1000

737 S. State St., PO Box 839 Ukiah

877-327-1711 or 463-7700

 

Congregate/Social Dining Sites

 

Anderson Valley Senior Center

Veteran's Hall, 14400 Hwy 128, PO Box 591, Boonville

895-3609

Serves lunch Tue and Thu at 12:15pm; exception second and last

Tue of the month, dinner at 6:00pm instead of lunch. Contribution

suggested for diners age 60+ (or accompanying spouse); fee charged for others. See www.avseniorcenter.blogspot.com.

 

Calvary Chapel

14330 Memory Ln. (off Olympic Dr.), PO Box 2062, Clearlake

994-5683

Provides free community meal from 4:00pm 6:00pm on Tue and Thu each week.

 

Clearlake Oaks Community United Methodist Church

12487 The Plaza @ Hwy 20, PO Box 962, Clearlake Oaks

998-9435

Provides free community soup kitchen 5:30pm Mon and Wed each

week.

 

Coastal Seniors, Inc.

Veterans Hall, 24000 S. Hwy1, PO Box 437, Point Arena

882-2137

Lunches served Mon and Wed 11:30am 12:30pm in Point Arena and Tue 11:30am 12:30pm at Gualala Community Center. Contribution suggested for diners age 60+; fee charged for others. See www.coastalseniors.org.

 

Highlands Senior Service Center, Inc.

3245 Bowers Rd., PO Box 180, Clearlake

994-3051

Lunches Mon Fri. Suggested donation for those 60+; fee for all others. See www.lcseniors.com.

 

Indian Senior Center

425 N. State St., Ukiah

462-5595

Open to public. Serves lunch Mon Fri at noon. Eligibility: age 60+ and a member of Tribe with Resolution; suggested donation for others. Call for information.

 

Lakeport Senior Center, Inc.

527 Konocti Ave., Lakeport

263-4218

Lunches Mon Fri at noon; congregate breakfast 3rd Sun. Suggested donation for those 60+; fee for all others. See www.lcseniors.com.

 

Live Oak Seniors

12502 Foothill Blvd., PO Box 1389, Clearlake Oaks

998-1950

Lunches Mon Fri. Suggested donation for those 60+; fee for all others.

 

 

Lucerne Alpine Seniors, Inc.

3985 Country Club Dr., PO Box 937, Lucerne

274-8779

Lunches Mon Fri at 11:30am 1:00pm. Suggested donation for those 60+; fee for all others. See www.lucernealpineseniorcenter.com.

 

Manchester-Point Arena Indian Senior Center

24 Mamie Laiwa Dr., PO Box 193, Point Arena

882-2879

Serves lunch Mon Fri at noon. Reservations required a day ahead. Eligibility: Age 55+, or disabled and living w/senior. Fee for non-Native.

 

Middletown Community United Methodist Church

15833 Armstrong St. (off Hwy 29), PO Box A, Middletown

987-3379

Free community dinner every Sun at 12:30pm following church service.

 

Middletown Senior Center

21256 Washington St., PO Box 1037, Middletown

987-3113

Lunches Mon Fri at noon. Suggested donation for those 60+; fee for all others. See http://middletownseniorcenter.org.

 

Plowshares Peace and Justice Center

1346 S. State St., PO Box 475, Ukiah

462-8582

Serves hot meals Mon Fri. Lunch open to all 11:30am noon. Early dinner seating for seniors and families 5:30pm; open to all 5:50pm 6:30pm. (Homeless services including mail, personal care products, and haircuts during meal times.) See www.plowsharesfeeds.org.

 

Redwood Coast Senior Center

490 N. Harold St., Fort Bragg

964-0443

Serves lunch at Senior Center Mon Fri 11:30am 1:00pm.

 

Also serves noon lunch at Mendocino Presbyterian Church Mon and Wed, and noon lunch at Albion Firehouse on Fri. Reservations required at these two off-site locations by calling the Redwood Coast Senior Center. Suggested donation for those 60+; fee for others. See www.rcscenter.org.

 

Round Valley Indian Tribes Senior Center

77826 Covelo Rd., Covelo

983-6556

Congregate lunches Mon Thu at 11:30am and Fri breakfast at 10:30am. Transportation provided for ambulatory persons to come to the center. Open to anyone age 62+ and Native Americans age 55+. Donation requested from non-Native participants; fee for non-seniors after all seniors have been served. See www.rvit.org.

 

Ukiah Senior Center

495 Leslie St., (mail to 499 Leslie St.), Ukiah

468-9256

Lunch served Mon Fri at 11:30am. Fee charged. Reservations required. Call at least one day ahead, or by 7:00am the day of the meal to make reservations. See www.ukiahseniorcenter.org.

 

Willits Senior Center

1501 Baechtel Rd., Willits

459-6826

Serves lunch Mon Fri 11:45am

1:00pm; dine-in or take-out. Fee charged; 10-meal punch card available for discount. See www.willitsseniorcenter.com.

 

Food Banks & Pantries

 

Food banks distribute food through various programs and each has unique eligibility requirements and distribution days. Whether you need emergency food or monthly CSFP Senior Food Box described below, contact the nearest food bank to see which programs you may qualify for.

 

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

Provides a monthly 30-40 lb. box of food to those age 60+ who meet low income eligibility guidelines. Contact the distributing food bank for information on how to apply and to confirm dates/times of monthly distribution at the following site nearest to you. New applicants may be subject to waiting list.

 

Redwood Empire Food Bank CSFP distribution sites, 523-7900

 

Lake County

Clearlake

Finley

Lakeport

Lower

Lake

Lucerne

Middletown

 

Mendocino County

Ukiah

Willits

 

The Fort Bragg Food Bank CSFP distribution sites, 964-9404

Anderson Valley

Fort Bragg

Gualala

Laytonville

Leggett

Point Arena

 

Calvary Chapel

14330 Memory Ln. (off Olympic Dr.), PO Box 2062, Clearlake

994-5683

Provides emergency food boxes Tue and Thu 11:30am and free hot meal Tue and Thur 4:00pm 6:00pm.

 

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa ~ Lake County Programs

21085 Bush St., PO Box 678, Middletown

528-8712

Provides supplemental food.

Middletown Pantry (21085 Bush St.), third Wed of the month, 4:30pm 6:00pm.

 

Kelseyville Pantry (St. Peter's Catholic Church's Glebe Hall on Main St.), fourth Mon of the month (except holidays), 4:30pm 6:00pm.

 

Clear Lake Gleaners Inc. ~ USDA Program

1896 Big Valley Rd., PO Box 266, Finley

263-8082

Eligibility: Meet low income eligibility guidelines. Bring ID. Distribution at multiple sites throughout Lake County.

 

First Baptist Church of Clearlake

14550 Pearl Ave., PO Box 547, Clearlake

994-5148

Emergency food and clothes closets, Mon, Wed, Thu, and Fri 9:00am 11:00am. Assistance is limited to two times per year, must provide ID.

 

Fort Bragg Food Bank

910 N. Franklin St., PO Box 70, Fort Bragg

964-9404

Food distribution at multiple Mendocino County locations. See www.fortbraggfoodbank.org.

 

Middletown Community United Methodist Church

15833 Armstrong St. (off Hwy 29), PO Box A, Middletown

987-3379

Emergency food distribution, free community dinners and Sun lunch.

 

North Coast Opportunities Food Pantry & Warehouse

Food Pantry: 14832 Lakeshore Dr., Clearlake

Warehouse: 785 Bevins St., Lakeport

994-4647 ext. 123

Provides food to low income-eligible residents during weekly food distributions from the Clearlake Food Pantry. Foods from pantry plus fresh produce; on-premises garden. Coordinates with community partners for other distributions from the warehouse. See www.ncoinc.org/programs/clearlake.

 

Redwood Empire Food Bank

3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa

523-7900

The largest hunger-relief organization north of San Francisco, coordinates with local agencies to provide food distribution throughout Lake and Mendocino Counties. See www.refb.org.

 

St. John's Episcopal Church Food Closet/Thrift

1190 N. Forbes St., Lakeport

263-7564

Food closet and thrift shop Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00am 4:00pm. Bring ID for food assistance, arrive by 3:00pm to allow time for processing.

 

 

St. Vincent de Paul

 

Lake County

Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 14435 Uhl Ave. PO Box 6697, Clearlake
Thrift Store, 16125 Orchard St., Lower Lake

367-4771

Emergency food assistance at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Clearlake by prior arrangement. Call ahead to apply. Can apply for vouchers to be used towards low cost or free clothing/household items at thrift store in Lower Lake. Other assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis upon approval of board.

 

Mendocino County

St. Mary of the Angels Church, 900 S. Oak St., Ukiah

462-1431

Limited emergency assistance, primarily food, Tue and Thu 4:00pm by prior arrangement. Call ahead to apply.

 

Ukiah Community Center Food Bank

888 N. State St., Ukiah

463-2409

Emergency, weekly, and monthly distribution of food under various food-support programs. Bring valid ID to center to apply.

 

United Christian Parish in Lakeport

745 N. Brush St., Lakeport

263-4788

Food distribution by appointment only. Eligibility: once per every three months.

 

Willits Community Services (WCS) & Food Bank

229 E. San Francisco Ave., Willits

459-3333

Emergency assistance with food, transportation, shelter, blankets, utilities, prescriptions, personal items, baby formula, etc. Bring valid ID to center to apply.

 

Willits Brown Bag Program

111 E. Commercial, Willits

Brown bag lunch distribution, City Park across from City Hall, Sat 1:00pm 2:00pm.

 

Grocery Delivery

 

Harvest Market

964-7000 ext. 28

Grocery delivery or personal shopper

service for a fee; delivery requires 24+ hour advance notice and fees vary by location. Service area Cleone to Albion. See www.harvestmarket.com.

 

Home-Delivered Meals

Programs that prepare and deliver regular hot meals to elderly and disabled individuals who are unable to shop for and/or prepare the food for themselves or travel to a site where a meal is being served.

 

Coastal Seniors, Inc.

Veterans Hall, 24000 S. Hwy 1, PO Box 437, Point Arena

882-2137

Home-delivered meals for homebound, functionally impaired adults age 60+. Hot Meals Mon, Tue, Wed; frozen meals Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun. Contribution suggested. See www.coastalseniors.org.

 

Highlands Senior Service Center, Inc.

3245 Bowers Rd., PO Box 180, Clearlake

994-3051

Home-delivered hot meals, mid-day Mon

Fri. Eligibility: Age 60+, homebound and unable to cook or shop, and lacking assistance. Donation suggested. See www.lcseniors.com.

 

Indian Senior Center

425 N. State St., Ukiah

462-5595

Home-delivered meals for homebound, functionally impaired adults. Eligibility: age 60+ and a member of Tribe with Resolution; suggested donation for others. Call for information.

 

Lakeport Senior Center, Inc.

527 Konocti Ave., Lakeport

263-4218

Home-delivered hot meals, mid-day Mon Fri, and frozen meals for the weekend. Eligibility: Age 60+, homebound and unable to cook or shop, and lacking assistance. Donation suggested. See www.lcseniors.com.

 

Live Oak Seniors

12502 Foothill Blvd., PO Box 1389, Clearlake Oaks

998-1950

Home-delivered hot meals, mid-day Mon Fri, and frozen meals for the weekend. Eligibility: Age 60+ and homebound. Donation suggested.

 

Lucerne Alpine Seniors, Inc.

3985 Country Club Dr., PO Box 937, Lucerne

274-8779

Home-delivered hot meals, mid-day Mon Fri; frozen for weekend when center is closed. Eligibility: Age 60+ and homebound. Donation suggested. See www.lucernealpineseniorcenter.com.

 

Manchester-Point Arena Indian Senior Center

24 Mamie Laiwa Dr., PO Box 193, Point Arena

882-2879

Home-delivered meals for the elderly and Native Americans. Eligibility: 55+ or disabled and living with a senior.

 

Middletown Senior Center

21256 Washington St., PO Box 1037, Middletown

987-3113

Home-delivered hot meals, mid-day Mon Fri. Eligibility: Age 60+ and homebound, and disabled adults living with a senior. Donation suggested. See http://middletownseniorcenter.org.

 

Plowshares Peace and Justice Center

1346 S. State St., PO Box 475, Ukiah

462-8582

Home-delivered meals Mon Fri for homebound, disabled adults age 60+. See www.plowsharesfeeds.org.

 

Redwood Coast Senior Center

490 N. Harold St., Fort Bragg

964-0443

Home-delivered meals for adults age 60+ who are unable to shop or cook for themselves consistently. Contribution suggested. See www.rcscenter.org

 

Fort Bragg area hot lunch Mon Fri, frozen for the weekend.

Caspar, Mendocino, Albion hot lunch Mon, Wed, Fri and frozen for the other days.

 

Round Valley Indian Tribes Senior Center

77826 Covelo Rd., Covelo

983-6556

Home-delivered meals Mon Fri. Doctors prescription and completed application required. Eligibility: Native Americans age 55+, others age 62+. Donation requested of non-Native participants. See www.rvit.org.

 

Willits Senior Center

1501 Baechtel Rd., Willits

459-6826

Home-delivered meals Mon Fri for homebound or disabled adults. Delivery begins at 10:30am until all deliveries completed. Fee charged. See www.willitsseniorcenter.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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